Baby Saved From Abortion in First Hour of 40 Days for Life

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Sep 30, 2011   |   10:37AM   |   Washington, DC

Reports of saved babies are starting to pour in! Yesterday as I was traveling to the 40 Days for Life campaign in Helena, Montana, I got an e-mail that really caught my eye.

It was from Lisa in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The subject line read: “40 Days for Life baby saved!”


“Alison, one of our core team members, said this save took place in the very first hour the abortion clinic was open after our campaign began,” Lisa said. This is the fifth 40 Days for Life vigil at this location.

Lisa also sent along a photo of an art class project at a local Christian school. Each student created an individual panel that helped build a room-sized, heart-shaped display — all in keeping with the theme of praying for an end to abortion during 40 Days for Life.


“The Body of Christ in action” is Eileen Hartman’s description of 40 Days for Life — and the assistance offered by other pro-life ministries in the Indianapolis area.

“We are blessed in Indianapolis to be able to share the love of Christ as we help women who have chosen life under difficult circumstances,” she said. “We don’t walk away from these women after they have given birth. They know they can call on us long after their baby is born.”

40 Days for Life volunteers in Indiana’s capital city are a determined group. They gathered to hear inspirational speakers at the local kickoff event — then walked through a heavy rainstorm to pray at their vigil site outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility.


Sterling Heights is hosting its seventh 40 Days for Life campaign. “With each kickoff,” said Maribeth, one of the local leaders, “the Holy Spirit infuses us with the energy, encouragement and strength to endure what the next 40 days will bring.”

At the Sterling Heights kickoff event, “we asked God to bless and protect this ground that we will claim as ours over the next 40 days and we prayed for protection for all of the prayer warriors who will come and walk in silent prayer as they lift up their cries to the Lord for the unborn,” said Maribeth.

“We know we will continue to make a difference in our community,” she said, “as we stand together to proclaim that life is a gift and it needs to be protected.” Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion. He is the director of the Coalition for Life.